Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System on a fixed-wing platform. Photo courtesy of Astronics
More than 2,500 Astronics Max-Viz enhanced vision systems have been installed on aircraft, Astronics said. Some 40% of the 2,500 systems have been installed on helicopters.
The Max-Viz system provides situational awareness by allowing pilots to see “more precisely,” in adverse conditions, Astronics said. This includes both day and night, haze, smoke, smog, and other environments.
In July, Astronics said its Max-Viz subsidiary would support FAA enhanced-vision systems research under a cooperative agreement with the FAA. The Max-Viz 1500 and Max-Viz 2300 would be installed on the agency’s Sikorsky S-76A flying testbed (registration N38) at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at New Jersey's Atlantic City International Airport.